any unique property that “emerges” when component objects are joined together in constraining relations to “construct” a higher-level aggregate object, a novel property that unpredictably comes from a combination of two simpler constituents
The familiar taste of salt is an emergent property with respect to the sodium and chlorine of which it is composed.
[ih-mur-juh-sen-ter] /ɪˈmɜr dʒəˌsɛn tər/ noun 1. a walk-in facility for treatment of minor medical . noun an emergency medical clinic See urgicenter Word Origin emerg(ency) + center based on earlier surgicenter Usage Note trademark
[ih-mur-jing] /ɪˈmɜr dʒɪŋ/ adjective 1. (def 3): emerging nations. [ih-murj] /ɪˈmɜrdʒ/ verb (used without object), emerged, emerging. 1. to come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity: a ghost emerging from the grave; a ship emerging from the fog. 2. to rise or come forth from or as if from water or […]
noun 1. a market in a less developed country whose economy is just beginning to grow: emerging markets open to foreign investors. noun 1. a financial or consumer market in a newly developing country or former communist country
[em-uh-ree, em-ree] /ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri/ noun 1. a granular mineral substance consisting typically of corundum mixed with magnetite or hematite, used powdered, crushed, or consolidated for grinding and polishing. /ˈɛmərɪ/ noun 1. n. “granular mixture used as an abrasive,” late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from […]